Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cortina

Lately I have been feeling the need to exercise in the use of oil pastels on alps or mountains landscapes. Early this morning I found an old watercolor sheet whose back face I didn't paint before and painted this photograph of mine shot in Cortina few years ago.
Where I painted the yellow grass now there is a parking lot.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

An Happy Smile

This afternoon I show a blue pen drawing I completed just now. It is my copy of a photograph I shot a while ago in the Golfetto's beach close to Tortolì.
This cross hatching technique is quite interesting and maybe I'll try it on a much wider surface.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dreams 3

Today I post my latest painting which is a composition of two photographs of mine: one with me shot in Villasimius (I'm the one walking by the pond) and my late doggie which is playing with a small crab.

I miss you very much!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Water Lilies And Fairies

Lately I have been using only my pencils so much that I had almost forgot how to paint anything with my watercolor pencils. Luckily I found a picture which was perfectly suitable to be painted by them and completed with a little imagination and lots of watercolor pencils and even my felt tips watercolored pens technique.
This painting shows a water lily among water lily leaves and two fairies playing : one plunging and one caressing a koi fish.

I had a lot of fun.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Completed: it was so much pleasing!
The portrait I like the most here is Mr. Eli Wallach's, but I believe Mr. Lee Van Cleef and Mr. Clint Eastwood are also good.
This drawing has been made using 6 Derwent pastels.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Update

First update of my new drawing. Mr Eli Wallach, playing the role of the Ugly character, half completed.
This new technique is quite interesting and I like so very much the way a face appears little by little from the empty sheet... almost like magic.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Work In Progress

This is going to be my next drawing. It is inspired by "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" movie poster. I'll try a new technique using 5 pencils.
For a long time I regretted the purchasing of this yellow old like paper block, but lately I found how to use it for good. Indeed it is the best suited paper to draw on with sanguine, charcoal and even felt tip pens. So lately I'm quite happy I have it.
I have been quite worried these days of late for I couldn't find any inspiring picture to draw or paint of, even though I have tons, none of them "called" for a drawing.
Well, with this sketch I hope I broke this awfully poor inspired period. Tomorrow morning I see if I need to improve this sketch and then start to work on it.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Old Friends

This time I paint a zero Km  picture. Usually I search the web for inspirational shots, well this time I painted a shot of mine. I took this picture in Urbino city while walking towards ducal palace. I was walking when almost without my full awareness I stopped and walked back few meters to find this scene which touched deeply my heart and inspiration. An old man and an old dog walking through the shadows of an archway towards the light ahead.
I almost lost my chance to shot this wonderful picture for I had to pick up my phone, turn it on and shot a photograph.
It touched very much my heart... I still miss you brother, how are you? Are you doing fine?